Sidewalk view of Bookloft

Confession: My book launched two weeks ago, and I’m just beginning to grasp the potential of that much talked about, but often misunderstood, word: “platform.”

Homemade bread rolls

Part of the reason I sought out a publisher rather than trying to self-publish was that I knew I didn’t want to transform a rough manuscript into a book all by myself.

Screenshot of edited page

After winning a contract with Seal Press through a She Writes-sponsored contest last spring and submitted my final manuscript in August, I had one big fear: that I would not be edited enough.